Jun 142010

Song of the Day posts one cool cover every morning. Sometimes they’re artist submissions.

The Exile on Main St. remaster has dominated music news for the past few weeks, but to my mind Let It Bleed is the real classic. After kicking off with “Gimme Shelter,” it goes into a Robert Johnson song so far beyond typical blues-rock cover it’s hardly a cover at all. Not only did the band flesh out the original – when you cover Robert Johnson, that’s pretty much inevitable – but they added extra chords, a more defined melody, and Keith Richards’ tricky little acoustic part.
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